boynton beach fl: Round Up - My Newest Articles on Pet Friendly Gated Communities - 04/26/18 03:47 AM
After a massive disaster with a former website and IDX provider, I have been working hard to rebuild my website and write new articles on pet friendly housing in Boca Raton FL and south Florida.  It's been a huge undertaking the past six months and a work still in progress.  But, my blog is a labor of love and so it goes.
 
Here are some of the articles I recently wrote about pet-friendly gated communities:
 
Mizner's Preserve - Pet Friendly Gated Community in Delray Beach FL -  This is a great community and one we built a house in years ago.  Centrally located to everything … (10 comments)

boynton beach fl: A Buyer's Guide to Closing Costs - Infographic - 04/19/18 05:06 PM
A Buyer's Guide to Closing Costs, courtesy of Florida Realtor
 
Related Articles:
 
Berkeley | Pet Friendly Homes for Sale in Boca Raton FL Azura | Pet Friendly Luxury Gated Community in Boca Raton FL Pet Friendly Gated Communities in Boca Raton FL … (0 comments)

boynton beach fl: Boynton Beach FL Real Estate Market Report for March 2018 - 04/15/18 06:35 AM
 
 
Boynton Beach FL Real Estate Market Report for March 2018
 
Real estate market data for Boynton Beach, FL provided by Elyse Berman of Best Connections Realty, Inc.
 
Home prices in Boynton Beach, FL  again showed a mixed bag.
 
Closed sale prices on single family homes in Boynton Beach FL remained stable this month, along with price per square foot this month.
 
Houses sold for close to asking price, while condos, villas and townhouses showed an increase from the prior month.  
 
Single family houses closed for .96% of asking price while condos, villas and townhouses closed for .95% of asking price, up from last month.  Could be the shrinking inventory.  … (7 comments)

boynton beach fl: He sold homes he did not even own - why you need a buyers agent? - 04/13/18 06:19 PM
Please take a moment to read this outstanding post by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543  about why you need to hire a buyer's agent for a real estate transaction.  It is vitally important!  They tell an unbelievable story of what happened where they live in Pennsylvania.
 
Although we are in south Florida, it makes no difference.  It costs a buyer nothing to hire a buyer's agent - it's FREE.  What have you got to lose?  The listing agent works for the seller.  The name on the sign works for the seller.  The builder's salespeople work for the seller.  They are nice, but they … (5 comments)

boynton beach fl: My Top 3 articles this year ... so far - 03/25/18 03:16 PM
Dog owners and lovers know I write about pet friendly housing and have been for years.  This year, I wrote 3 articles that surpassed all of my articles on pet friendly condos, pet friendly gated communities and pet friendly 55+ active adult communities  in south Florida.  It was time to break it down.
 
The first article is about pet friendly condos in Boca Raton, Highland Beach FL.  This article is about finding dog and cat friendly condos in Boca Raton, Highland Beach and the surrounding areas in south Florida, and the frustrations and aggravation people go through when they try to do it … (4 comments)

boynton beach fl: Delray Beach FL Real Estate Market Report - Feb 2018 - 03/20/18 07:18 AM
 
Delray Beach FL Real Estate Market Report - February 2018
 
Real estate market data for Delray Beach, FL provided by Elyse Berman of Best Connections Realty, Inc.
 

 
We saw a mixed bay of things in Delray Beach, Florida this month.  Closed sales of single family homes showed a significant increase along with price per square foot .   Closed sales of condos, villas and townhouses remained pretty much the same as last month as well as  price per square foot.
 
Single family homes closed for  .94% of list price while condos villas and townhouses got .95% of list price.  
 
You can still get … (3 comments)

boynton beach fl: Sold - Valencia Cove in Boynton Beach Florida - 02/15/18 02:05 AM
Sold - Valencia Cove in Boynton Beach Florida
 
 
This fabulous home in Valencia Cove in Boynton Beach, FL has closed.  You are too late for this one!         
 
                                                     
                                                        12339 Mount Bora Lane
                            … (5 comments)

boynton beach fl: Here We Go Again - 01/06/18 04:08 AM
Here we go again.  It seems I can't get away from it and nor do I want to.
 
I was standing on a street in Valencia Cove in Boynton Beach FL with buyers who had just had their offer accepted on a house. 
 
 
A man came walking down the street, and the buyer stopped him.  It was the usual, how do you like the neighborhood, where do you live, etc.
 
This gentleman was very accommodating and patiently answered the buyer's questions.  As he was about to leave, I noticed he was wearing a baseball hat from New York City.  Being from New York, my first … (21 comments)

boynton beach fl: 7 Tips To Make Sure Your Pets Have A Pawsitively Safe Christmas! - 12/19/17 03:43 AM
For those with pets, this is a wonderful article written by Nina Hollander in Charlotte.  No matter where, you need to keep your pets safe at Christmas.  Nina offers some very good tips in that regard.
Enjoy the holidays and everyone stay safe - including your furry friends!
To leave a comment, please go back to Nina's original post 
 
Christmas is just eight days away and by now most people who put up trees have done so or are doing so this weekend.  If you have pets at home (dogs and/or cats), it's important to follow some basic tips about decorating your tree to keep your … (0 comments)

boynton beach fl: Home Prices in Boynton Beach for November 2017 - 12/17/17 02:36 AM
 
Home Prices in Boynton Beach Florida for November 2017
 
Real estate market data for Boynton Beach, FL provided by Elyse Berman of Best Connections Realty, Inc.
 
Home prices in Boynton Beach, FL  didn't do much in October.
Prices of closed sales on single family homes in Boynton Beach
showed a decrease along with price per square foot.  Houses sold for close to asking price, while condos, villas and townhomes remained virtually the same as last month with closing prices of .96% of asking price.     
 
Below  is a snapshot for how the market did in October in Boynton Beach FL.
 
Many of our listings are selling within a few … (7 comments)

boynton beach fl: Valencia Bay Buyer's Agent Testimonial - 11/19/17 03:06 AM
Valencia Bay Buyers' Agent Testimonial
 
I recently helped a couple buy a home in Valencia Bay in Boynton Beach FL.  Their closing was a few weeks ago.  They  were so nice and posted this 5-Start Review about me  Thank you Mike and Barbara!
 
 "Trying to figure out how we would become Florida snowbirds between ourselves and what our vision going forward would be should have made our realtor crazy, but Elyse Berman was always patient with us over several cross country house hunting trips, always sharing her experience and expertise to  guide us. I am sure she must have been puzzled that we … (7 comments)

boynton beach fl: Congratulations on Closing - 10/26/17 03:20 AM
Congratulations on Closing 
 
 
Congratulations to Mike and Barbara on the closing of your new home in Valencia Bay!  Enjoy your new home in Boynton Beach FL!
 
You can read what they said here.
 
And thank you to Deb Agliano for entrusting me with this referral.
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boynton beach fl: What is a Safe Room - 09/11/17 06:21 PM
What is a safe room?  If you live in Florida, you need to know.  We live in Paradise, but once in a while Mother Nature rears her head and we have to oblige.
 
We've been in Florida for 22 years.  This is the second time we've had to really worry.  But the truth is, there is something to worry about pretty much wherever you live - earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, snow and ice.  The good thing with hurricanes, if there is a good thing, is that you have time to leave. We didn't.
 
We chose to stay.  We're inland, about 15-20 minutes from the beach.  When … (35 comments)

boynton beach fl: Home Prices in Boynton Beach Florida for July 2017 - 08/24/17 07:17 AM
Home Prices in Boynton Beach Florida for July 2017
 
Real estate market data for Boynton Beach, FL provided by Elyse Berman of Realty Associates Florida Properties.
 
Home prices in Boynton Beach, FL showed a decrease in July. Boynton Beach sales were hot!
Prices of closed sales on single family homes in Boynton Beach decreased and and sold for close to asking price and above,  while condos, villas and townhomes remained pretty much the same in closed sales.    
Below  is a snapshot for how the market did in July for  home prices in Boynton Beach FL.  
 
Many of our listings are selling within a few days of hitting … (8 comments)

boynton beach fl: How Are You Greeting Your Buyers? - 08/19/17 04:56 PM
Wonderful post for sellers by Kathy Streib , a local Delray Beach home stager.   Definitely worth reading if you are selling or plan to sell your home, whether in Boca Raton or anywhere else.  She makes some great points here.
How Are You Greeting Your Buyers?
 
How often have you heard that you only get one chance to make a good first impression? Yes, it’s become a bit overused but it’s because it’s true.

When you decide to sell your home, it’s important to remember that first impressions do count.
The first impression usually begins with what they … (10 comments)

boynton beach fl: A REALTOR® NIGHTMARE - 08/10/17 01:35 PM
A REALTOR® NIGHTMARE
 
 
 
I washed my phone yesterday.  Not on purpose, mind you.  It got scooped  up with the bed linens and tossed in the wash.  
 
By the time I realized it, my phone was in hot water...and so was I!  
 
I had a call to make, but I didn't know the number.  Panic set in!  I was scrambling.  Where was the number?  It's amazing how much we rely on our phones for everything today - phone numbers, contact info, alarm clock, and so on.  I remember thinking, I wish I had a phone book.
 
This saga started at 8:00 am and took 12 hours … (18 comments)

boynton beach fl: Best Business Practices From Court Reporting to Real Estate - 08/04/17 03:04 AM

Best Business Practices from Court Reporting to Real Estate
 
While going through a bad time in my life, I enrolled in court reporting school at the urging of a cousin and a friend.  Court reporting changed my life. 
 
When I was about to enter my last class 200--225 words per minute, the school went out of business.  I told them, You can't; I'm not finished yet!  New York state came in to sort things out.  They transferred those who wanted to finish the course  to another school, while others left to become legal or medical secretaries.   They brought teachers out from … (11 comments)

boynton beach fl: Should I Use a Buyer's Agent On New Construction in Boca Raton FL - 05/30/17 02:36 PM
Should I Use a Buyer's Agent for New Construction in Boca Raton FL
 
Thinking of buying new construction in Boca Raton FL?  Thinking of going directly to the builder?  They're advertising like crazy.  Stop - wait just a second!  
What most people don't realize is that the builder's agents, his sales people, are all working for him, the builder, not you.  These sales people are not on your side.  They are not your friends.  They are sales agents of the builder working for him.
 
Think you'll get a better deal if you go without an agent?  You'll save the commission?  No way!  Not … (17 comments)

boynton beach fl: Blast From The Past in Boynton Beach FL - 12/19/16 07:14 AM
Blast From The Past in Boynton Beach FL
 
When was the last time you saw one of these?  Intercoms were a big upgrade when we moved to Florida in 1994.  Everyone wanted one.  I found this blast from the past while touring homes in Boynton Beach the other day.  How many people would actually use one today?  
 
 
 
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boynton beach fl: Home Prices in Valencias Delray, Boynton & Lake Worth FL - August 2016 - 09/20/16 10:29 PM
Home Prices in Valencias Delray, Boynton and Lake Worth FL - August 2016
 
Real estate market data for  the Valencias in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth, FL provided by Elyse Berman of Realty Associates Florida Properties.
 
 
The Valencias Real Estate Market Report for July 2016 includes the 55+ gated communities of Valencia Lakes, Valencia Isles, Valencia Shores, Valencia Falls, Valencia Palms, Valencia Pointe, Valencia Reserve and Valencia Cove. 
 
These senior housing, baby-boomer communities are not the 55+ active adult communities of our parents.   These 55+ gated communities in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth are upscale luxury communities with state-of-the-art fitness centers, grand clubhouses with pools, card rooms, … (10 comments)

 
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